Tag Archives: prosciutto

Hawaiian Pizza with Sriracha Pizza Sauce

Delicious Hawaiian Pizza is easy to make at home! This recipe is topped with a scrumptious homemade Sriracha Pizza Sauce that will instantly become a new family favorite!

Hawaiian pizza sliced into pieces on wire baking rack

Pizza might just be the greatest food ever created. It’s carbs, sauce and cheese, plus a variety of delicious toppings all combined in one dish!

Starting a pizza recipe with a delicious dough and scrumptious sauce is the key to a great pizza. I love experimenting making different pizza sauces. The Three Cheese Jalapeno Ranch sauce that I created for this Jalapeno Sausage Pizza is an all time favorite. But this Sriracha Pizza Sauce is now tied for first!

Growing up, one of my favorite pizza restaurants in Oklahoma was Hideaway Pizza. I would always order their “Maui Magic”, a pizza topped with pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges and Canadian bacon.

This recipe is my adaptation of that delicious pizza! In this version, I added homemade Sriracha pizza sauce and swapped out the Canadian bacon for prosciutto.

The spiciness of the sriracha pizza sauce pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the pineapple and mandarin oranges. If mandarin oranges on a pizza is just too weird for you, they can always be left off. Already have ham at home? Use that in place of the prosciutto.

But for the love of Sriracha, take a little time before preparing the pizza to make this sriracha pizza sauce! The recipe makes enough for 3 pizzas. Save extra sauce in the fridge or freezer to make delicious pizzas over and over!

Read the full post here!

Prosciutto Provolone Fig Grilled Cheese

This Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

This Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, provolone, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

If you missed “National Grilled Cheese Day” last Wednesday, don’t worry, all of April is “National Grilled Cheese Month”! (Yes, thats a real thing!)

Read the full post here!

Farro with Prosciutto, Pine Nuts & Provolone

This farro recipe combines the nutty Italian grain with prosciutto, pine nuts and provolone for an easy and delicious main or side dish.

This farro recipe combines the nutty Italian grain with prosciutto, pine nuts and provolone for an easy and delicious main or side dish.

Today’s post is sponsored by Anolon Cookware.

It’s Day 4 of Thanksgiving Week on the blog, and I’m so excited to share this delicious farro recipe from my friends at Anolon Cookware.

While Farro isn’t the most widely-known grain, what it lacks in notoriety, it makes up for in health benefits, adaptability to various dishes, and complex taste! The nutty, elegant grain can be used in a number of different ways, and would be a unique addition to any holiday menu. 

Read the full post here!

Crispy Eggplant & Prosciutto Caprese Salad

Crispy pan fried eggplant & prosciutto are added to a traditional caprese salad in this recipe that’s perfect as an appetizer, side dish or main dish.

Crispy Eggplant & Prosciutto Caprese Salad Recipe

Ever since I created the Stacked Beet Salad on the blog in March, I’ve had the idea to create another stacked dish of sorts with Eggplant Parmesan.

I ended up with a quick and easy eggplant parmesan that I paired with one of my favorite salads of all time, the caprese salad.

Read the full post here!

Baked Puff Pastry Monte Cristo

This modern take on the Monte Cristo sandwich combines prosciutto, cheddar cheese & raspberry jam in a flakey puff pastry crust, baked & glazed with honey.

Baked Puff Pastry Monte Cristo Recipe

You know how there are foods that always spark a specific memory?

For me, the Monte Cristo will always remind me of eating at Bennigan’s as a kid in Oklahoma with my brother and grandparents.

Read the full post here!

How to Create the Perfect Cheese Plate

how to make the perfect cheese plate, prosciutto, grapes, bread, crackers, honey, blue cheese, jack habanero cheese

I’m not going to lie, there are very few things in life that make me happier than a little (or a lot) of wine and a deliciously well constructed cheese plate.

I hosted a girls night wine and cheese party last weekend. Everyone brought a bottle of wine and I made that aforementioned perfectly constructed cheese plate.

So what makes the perfect cheese plate? In my cheese-loving opinion it’s a combination of salty and sweet components on the side of a variety of cheeses, prosciutto and honey.

Ingredients

  • cheeses (I like a combination of hard, soft, strong and mild)
  • thinly sliced prosciutto
  • dates (seeds removed)
  • grapes
  • nuts (almonds or mixed)
  • baguette (toasted and sliced)
  • pretzels (or pretzel crisps as seen above)
  • crackers
  • honey (or honeycomb if you feel like splurging, $20 at Whole Foods)

I like to purchase my cheeses at Whole Foods because they have an amazing little bin called the “Snack Cheese” or “Value Cheese”.  It is simply the smaller cuts of cheese from each wheel which they sell for under $4 each.

whole foods, cheese, value, snack, varieties

This is the perfect way to construct a deluxe cheese plate with many different varieties without breaking the bank!  This is also the perfect opportunity to try a new, unique cheese that you might not have tried otherwise!

There are a few ways to serve the cheese plate. The above display uses a large wood board I purchased at Ikea for $9.99.

If you would like to display the different varieties of cheese you are using, you can add small display chalkboards. I purchased  the ones seen here at Williams-Sonoma for $29.

cheese plate, cheese, prosciutto, grapes, chalkboards, small display chalkboards, williams sonoma, crackers

These are so cute and can be used as labeling boards for a number of different things.

cheese plate, cheese, prosciutto, grapes, chalkboards, small display chalkboards, williams sonoma, crackers

Another display option which will save you a little money is to simply wrap a blank white address label around a toothpick and write the cheese variety on the label to display what type of cheese it is.

cheese plate, charcuterie board, variety of cheeses, grapes, prosciutto, crackers, nuts, bread, pretzels, honey, dates,

This is a quick and simple display method that combines supplies most people already have at home.

how to make the perfect cheese plate, prosciutto, grapes, bread, crackers, honey, blue cheese, jack habanero cheese, dates

The final cheese plate display option involves one component only, a homemade chalkboard using a Dollar Tree silver tray spray painted with chalkboard paint.

Simply write the name of each cheese on the plate with chalk next to the appropriate cheese.

do it yourself, chalkboard, grapes, cheese, cheese plate, chalk, dollar tree silver trays, chalkboard spray paint, blue cheese, cheese board

Enjoy the perfect cheese plate before your next dinner, at your next party or on a Wednesday night, just because!

Prosciutto Arugula Thin Crust Pizza

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Hi, my name is Whitney and I’m a pizza addict.  Yes, I will admit, I have probably never met a pizza I didn’t like.

That could be the reason this is my 4th pizza recipe on the blog.  From thin crust, to deep dish, vegan to gluten-free, I’m a fan!

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Ingredients (crust – makes 1 pizza)

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 oz yeast
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Ingredients (toppings)

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 4 oz prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Start making the crust by combining the water and yeast.  Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture begins to bubble.

Next, add the flour, salt and mix until a solid ball forms. Knead the ball of dough for 5 minutes then place into a large greased bowl and cover.

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Allow to rise for 30-45 minutes then place the dough on a baking sheet and roll into a thin crust.

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Action shot!

Next, spread the pizza sauce on top.  I used the same recipe that I used on my deep dish pizza because it was amazing! I highly recommend you do the same!

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Next, top with 2 cups of the arugula.

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Then with the strips of prosciutto.

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Finally top with the parmesan and romano cheeses.

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Bake at 425°F for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and top with the additional cup of arugula.

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Voila!  Pizza Pie Perfection!

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crust

Slice in and get down on this bad boy!

My new favorite pizza toppings, prosciutto and arugula!

Great combination in life, especially amazing on pizza!

Pineapple Goat Cheese Prosciutto Wraps

While I loved “Meatless May”  I am very excited to re-introduce meat to the blog now that it is June!

The idea for this recipe came from a combination of my favorite pizza in Oklahoma and Pinterest.

I saw a pin for avocado with goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto, then the following day I had a slice of  “Maui Magic” from Hideaway Pizza in OKC which combines pineapple, mandarin oranges and Canadian bacon, and that’s how the Pineapple Goat Cheese Prosciutto wraps were born!

I decided to pair the delicious wraps with a Honey Lime Mint Glaze to give it that extra fresh, light, summer flavor!

Ingredients (makes 15 wraps)

  • 1/2 fresh pineapple (cubed)
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 3 oz prosciutto (sliced)

Honey Lime Mint Glaze (makes app 3/4 cup)

  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint (finely chopped)

Start by slicing the prosciutto and cutting up the pineapple.  Next, take a small piece of goat cheese and place on a cube of pineapple.

Then wrap the prosciutto around the pineapple and goat cheese.

And repeat 14 times.

Next, make the glaze by whisking together the 4 ingredients.

Drizzle the glaze over the wraps or serve on the side for guests to pour on their own.